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PUMA TRACKING (Overnight or Full Day)

An up close encounter to observe Patagonia´s largest predator & Spectacular landscapes of Torres Del Paine!

Overview

The Puma is the largest cat in Patagonia and Torres del Paine’s top predator, yet very tricky to spot unless on a dedicated puma tracking trip, where we can see them in their natural habitat. They are gathered mostly in the eastern areas of Torres del Paine where there are fewer people, and together with our expert guides and trackers give you the best chances of seeing them up close. Spectacular landscapes, flora and fauna, this adventure is a must for wildlife and nature enthusiasts alike!

Trip Highlights

• Photograph Pumas Up Close
• Chance to see Huemules (native deer)
• Short Trek Through Laguna Azul & Laguna Amarga
• Photograph Spectacular Landscapes of Torres Del Paine
• Secluded Camping Experience in Our Riverside Camp! (optional)

Trip length

1 DAY

Trip Level

1

EASY

From USD

$295 per person

Start / End

Puerto Natales

Spaces:

MIN 2 PEOPLE

Season

January
February
March
April
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June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Itinerary

Day 0

Transfer to Chile Nativo Riverside Camp

Welcome Dinner & Night in Private Deluxe Tent (D)

The afternoon prior to your puma tracking excursion, a private transfer will take you along a scenic route through far stretching landscapes of the Patagonia pampas as the mountains and valleys of the Paine Massif come into sight. Travel along unpaved roads past lagoons and rolling pampas to the Rio Serrano sector of Torres Del Paine. Your destination - Chile Nativo´s Riverside Camp - a fully-equipped campsite located on the shores of the Serrano River, away from the buzz of crowded Refugios and campsites. Upon your arrival, you will be warmly greeted by the concierge and staff who will escort you to your private deluxe accommodation. Our double deluxe tents are located on raised platforms, protected against the bracing Patagonian elements. Inside, you’ll find double-height mattresses, cozy down covers and heaters that can be operated during the evening to ensure a warm night’s rest. Permanent, separate male and female bathrooms with hot showers are just a short walk from the tents.

After checking in, a freshly prepared welcome dinner awaits you in a dedicated dining lodge with a magnificent views of the Paine Massif and changing colors of the endless Patagonia sky. The shared lodge has spacious room to lounge, relax, and enjoy great company before turning in to your accommodation for the evening. Meals are abundant, delicious and our concierge is always onsite to answer questions and to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible.

Day 1

Full Day Puma Tracking

Full day vehicle support for tracking & short transfers through park

8-10 hours Guided Tracking

(B-BL)

Early in the morning after a hearty breakfast, your guide will pick you up from the Riverside Camp to start the adventure in search of the Puma. Once found, photos will be taken only for a few minutes (around 15 to 30 minutes), just not to alter too much the daily life of the Puma.
We’ll track the wild cat after hiking in particular sectors of the park to take some pictures and continue on our way.
A boxed lunch is served at Grey Lake area to try our luck finding the elusive Huemul (native deer) and photograph the spectacular landscapes that this sector offers. We will trek through other areas of the park, such as Laguna Azul and Laguna Amarga, to observe landscapes and other species, so that by the end of the day the Puma is once again seen for a few more minutes to be photographed for the last time.
After the last pictures, we drive back Puerto Natales.

INCLUDED

  • All private transportation indicated in the schedule
  • All meals indicated in the schedule (B: breakfast, BL: box lunch, D: dinner)
  • 1 night at Chile Nativo Riverside Camp in Torres del Paine (Double Dome)
  • Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Guide (English-Spanish speaking)
  • Ranger expert in tracking Pumas

NOT INCLUDED

  • Any additional nights
  • Medical expenses
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks except those included in menu
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guide/driver

Trip length

1 DAY

Trip Level

1

EASY

From USD

$295 per person

Start / End

Puerto Natales

Spaces:

MIN 2 PEOPLE

Season

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Lodgings

Chile Nativo Riverside Camp

Perfect for families or groups, Chile Nativo´s Riverside Camp is a fully-equipped site located on the shores of the Serrano River, away from the crowded refugios and campsites. Equipped with men´s & women´s restrooms, hot showers, and electrical outlets for charging and operating electronic devices. Meals are abundant, delicious and shared in a dedicated dining lodge with views of the Paine Massif’s changing colors. A spacious lounge offers the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying with great company!

Dates & Prices

PRICES FOR SEASON 2020/2021: (Valid until April 2021)
Full Day Puma Tracking Excursion (Without Accommodation in Chile Nativo Riverside Camp)
1 Guest Total in Group: USD$ 995
2 Guests Total in Group: USD$ 495 per person
3-4 Guests Total in Group: USD$ 395 per person
5-8 Guests Total in Group: USD$ 295 per person

Overnight Puma Tracking Excursion, 1N/1D (With 1 Night Accommodation in Chile Nativo Riverside Camp)
*Riverside Camp Operates September – April

1 Guest Total in Group: USD$ 1.395
2 Guests Total in Group: USD$ 895 per person
3 Guests Total in Group: USD$ 795 per person
4-8 Guests Total in Group: USD$ 695 per person

*DEPARTURES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST*
Puma Tracking is Available All Year Round. Overnight excursion with 1 night in Chile Nativo Riverside Camp is available September – April.

BOOK NOW! Travel Later

Book now, Travel Later gives our guests the flexibility to reserve with a reduced deposit now for their program of choice during our 2020/21 season with our updated booking and cancelation terms. Choose any departure date prior to the end of the season on April 30th, 2021 (subject to availability).

Review our full terms and conditions here!

FAQ's

Q: Where do I keep my luggage that I won´t need during my excursion in the park?
A: The majority of the hotels and hostels will store luggage for their guests who are staying with them prior to and after their travels in the park. If not, we will happily store your luggage securely in our office until you arrive back from your program. During your guided puma tracking excursion you will have full vehicle support for the safe transport of your luggage and equipment needed during your excursion.

Q: What if I´m staying inside the park already and not in Puerto Natales? Can I still be picked up from my hotel or accommodation?
A: Yes – the transfer to our Riverside Camp is included in this program regardless where you are staying (inside the park or in Puerto Natales).

Q: I´m renting a vehicle during my time in Torres Del Paine – can I follow the guide in my own car since I won´t need transportation?
A: The safety of our guests and guides is always our primary concern on any excursion. Even though you may have your own transportation during your travels throughout Patagonia and Torres Del Paine, you will still need to travel along with our guide in our vehicle during the puma tracking excursion. This ensures the safety of everyone and so you can enjoy the panoramic views during the transport and the chance to spot a puma in route! Our Riverside Camp has ample and safe parking so you are welcome to leave your car during your excursion.

Q: Will I need to carry a backpack each day during this excursion?
A: Although you won´t need to carry a large backpack during each day´s activity, it is recommended that you have a small daypack to carry items such as your lunch, water bottle, camera, sunscreen, glasses, and other personal items needed.

Q: Are there restrooms and showers in the Riverside Camp?
A: Yes – there are 2 restrooms and 2 showers per gender in the bath house located in the camp. Hot water is available during the generator’s schedule which functions 08:00 – 23:00. We recommend that you shower at night since your mornings you will be starting early for your days´ excursion.

Q: What is the Riverside Camp like?
A: Chile Nativo Riverside Campsite is our own private home base located within Torres del Paine National Park. Perfect for families or groups, ours is a fully-equipped campsite located on the shores of the Serrano River, away from the buzz of crowded Refugios and campsites. We run all operations in-house, meaning we’re free to work with our own trusted staff, source local products, select the best creature comforts and control all the moving parts that make up an outdoor travel experience. Our double deluxe tents are located on raised platforms, protected against the bracing Patagonian elements. Inside, you’ll find double-height mattresses, cozy down covers and heaters that can be operated during the evening to ensure a warm night’s rest. Permanent, separate male and female bathrooms with hot showers are just a short walk from the tents (please note that electricity and hot water in the campsite runs from 8 AM to 0:00 hrs). Meals are abundant, delicious and shared in a dedicated dining lodge with views of the Paine Massif’s changing colors and spacious room to lounge, relax, and enjoy great company. Our buffet breakfasts, design-your-own packed lunches and chef-prepared three-course dinners are a nourishing mix of local delicacies and high-energy foods to fuel our days’ adventures. Vegans, vegetarians and guests with other dietary needs are more than catered for with a range of alternative milks, gluten free breads, vegan cheeses and soy products. And of course, beer, Chilean wine and Pisco sours mark the perfect end to a day’s trekking. Our own concierge is always onsite to answer questions and to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible. With factors such as generators, mosquitos and chilly nights in the mix, our concierge is there to advise when to close mosquito nets, charge electronic devices, close your deluxe tent and turn on the heaters.

Q: Do the deluxe tents have outlets for charging devices? Are the tents heated?
A: Each private deluxe tent has electrical outlets (C & L 220V sockets) for charging electrical devices during the hours the camp generators are operating (08:00 – 23:00). Each private tent is equipped with a small electric space heater with an auto shut-off security feature. This will allow you to heat your tent for the chilly evenings!

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    Sashi Perera
    Sashi Perera
    2020-03-26T03:03:07+0000
    The staff at Chile Nativo were so helpful with our pre trip enquiries. The plan and briefing we received for our 5 day... Independent W Trek were so useful, we enjoyed every moment of our trek. Big thanks to the team for a very memorable experience.read more
    Katie Kow
    Katie Kow
    2020-03-17T15:59:20+0000
    Seamlessly communicated and executed trip! Would recommend for sure!
    Fionna Tod
    Fionna Tod
    2020-02-26T15:41:33+0000
    Chile Nativo organised our self-guided 4 day trek in Torres del Paine and it was amazing. They arranged all the... transport, food and accommodation so all we needed to do was enjoy the hiking- which we certainly did! I would definitely use them again for similar adventures in the future.read more
    Fernanda Lela
    Fernanda Lela
    2020-01-19T04:47:14+0000
    Melhor empresa de turismo do Chile
    Mary Schmitz
    Mary Schmitz
    2019-08-25T14:00:18+0000
    I had the most amazing trip of my life with these guys - trekking around the Big O circuit. Incredible! Our guide,... Mauricio Vargas Delgado, knew every detail of the route. Getting the trip set up was easy - the staff is very responsive to any questions during planning and booking.read more
    Edric Subur
    Edric Subur
    2019-08-14T12:15:49+0000
    I am very happy with the service Chile Nativo provided. First of all, the experience during the trip itself was... amazing, the accommodation was more than I could ask for, the snack was delicious and our guide was not only very friendly but also extremely intelligent - he could answer all kind of questions we threw him about the park, animals, and geography! But the best part of Chile Nativo came up when a crisis hit. I got on the wrong bus the day before the tour started which prevented me from getting to the tour in time as a result. Daniella and Johana from the team were incredibly resourceful and kind to help me out of this situation. They worked after hours to help me find a private car that was willing to drive me from El Calafate to Puerto Natales in Chile. Johana even came to the office early morning to greet me and attend to me. I was beyond grateful for their professional service that really goes the extra mile in making sure I get to make to my trip and enjoy it thoroughly. Highly recommend Chille Nativo to everyone visiting Patagonia!read more
    Peter Noorani
    Peter Noorani
    2019-05-21T01:53:34+0000
    Working with Chile Nativo was a very positive experience. They were able to accommodate our dates with no issues,... despite the dates being offset from their usual schedule. Everyone we worked with was communicative and helpful, and we felt well prepared given the information (e.g. packing list) they provided. The most important benefit of traveling with Chile Nativo was our access to one of their guides, Fernando.I cannot give enough positive feedback for Fernando. While everything you'd expect from a good guide was present, Fernando delivers so far above and beyond what's expected. Any question we had about a tree, for example, Fernando could answer, and then provide several layers more detail and information. I’ve never been hugely into geology, but Fernando’s knowledge of the rock formations in the park added a fascinating element to our hike; everything around us became even more interesting. By the afternoon of the first day, it felt as though we were hiking with a good friend who happened to know everything about the park. We were genuinely sad to leave once the trip was complete. The entire time, I felt that we were getting the very most out of our hike, and that Fernando knew the tips and tricks to avoiding crowds and getting the best views. A huge plus is his photography skills, too! Fernando was recommended to us by a friend, and we’ve been insistent to all our friends who’ve asked about our trip that they should also use Chile Nativo and ask for Fernando.read more
    Amy Roberts
    Amy Roberts
    2019-04-20T17:06:56+0000
    Upon booking two weeks in Antarctica, I added this trip as an afterthought. And after spending time on the seventh... continent, I was worried nothing else would impress or excite me. Boy, was I wrong! Trekking in Patagonia was equally as mesmerizing. From the stunning scenery, to our naturalist guide, the accommodations, and food, the entire experience goes toe-to-toe with Antartica. My only regret is that I ever considered it an add on. I plan to return to give Patagonia the proper time and attention it deserves.read more
    Eline Lonchay
    Eline Lonchay
    2019-03-29T18:51:04+0000
    I did the Fjord Trail with Chile Nativo and it was beautiful! The landscapes surpass what you can even imagine. We were... the only ones in nature for 3 days! The horses were nice, I had never done this before and I felt safe. I was never cold at night (make sure you rent your sleeping bag for this). We finished our tour with a boat trip on the Serrano River, back to Puerto Natales and we got to see the Balmacero Glacier and the Serrano Glacier (and walk around it). It is well organized and definitely a different way to travel and see nature in Patagonia !read more
    Nerile Rimiene
    Nerile Rimiene
    2019-02-21T17:53:11+0000
    We had W trek in Patagonia in February 2019. Everything was organized perfectly, thanx a lot! Enjoyed a lot! That was... the only company who managed to organize trek on our particular dates and everything went just smoothly.read more
    Joe Williams
    Joe Williams
    2019-01-30T14:57:50+0000
    Excellent trip to Torres Del Paine. Chile Nativo handled everything from front to back. Including bus rides to and from... airport and everything in between.read more
    Carter Sample
    Carter Sample
    2019-01-15T22:21:39+0000
    My wife and I just completed the O Circuit with Chile Nativo. Our guides Fernando and Ignacio were absolutely amazing!... Aside from the beautiful trip, we learned so much because of Chile Nativo Travel and our two guides. They were very accommodating of my wife's food allergies and were constantly upbeat and encouraging to us and our group. They even taped up ankles and sore joints when we expressed any sort of discomfort. A+ experience all around!read more
    Donna Murr
    Donna Murr
    2018-12-15T20:38:18+0000
    Our two fantastic, knowledgeable and fun guides (with very good English) helped to make our W hike an unforgettable... experience.read more
    Victor Caico
    Victor Caico
    2018-12-11T03:48:39+0000
    Excelente servicio al cliente, todos sus colaboradores son muy profesionales. De principio a fin el équipo está... presente para atender todo tipo de necesidades, no hay duda que para el próximo viaje volveré a prescindir de vuestros servicios. Muchísimas gracias Chile Nativo 🇨🇱👍👌read more
    Serena Clardie
    Serena Clardie
    2018-12-03T19:44:14+0000
    I can't recommend this company enough! The initial planning and email correspondence leading up to our trip was... professional and seamless. They even took care of adding on and planning an additional leg to our trip to Argentinean Patagonia with a reliable local company there. Most importantly though, our Fast Trek W trip with Chile Nativo was everything we hoped it would be and more. Our guides, Baru and Nacio, were THE BEST. I was sad to leave them at the end of our 3 days together. They were responsible, knowledgeable, kind and so much fun - and they kept us going when spirits might have been a little down after 2 straight days of pouring rain and relentless wind. :) The camp is fantastic - the domes were super comfortable and the dining hall dome was a great meeting place to eat (and stretch and drink wine and pisco and even dance!). The drivers were great, the chefs were impressive (thanks Alexis!! - the food was an unexpected treat because it was seriously good, not just camping good). We somehow also managed to get extra lucky and click with the rest of the people in our group and are already planning our next trip together, so thanks for that added bonus! It was a magical trip that we will never forget. Thanks Chile Nativo! ❤️read more
    Adrienna Bunti Robotham
    Adrienna Bunti Robotham
    2018-11-10T02:39:56+0000
    We had a once in a lifetime experience with Chile Nativo and Felipe which we will never forget. We enjoyed the 5D/4N... Torres del Paine Winter Multisport Adventure in early September. It was fantastic to be there in the “fringe” season, the weather was beautiful and we felt like we had the place to ourselves! We were very fortunate to have Felipe all to ourselves as well, giving us flexibility around our capabilities and the weather. Felipe was incredibly knowledgeable about the area, the fauna, flora and even the geology (which impressed me as I’m a geologist!!). Felipe’s English is perfect, his cooking was delicious, and we felt very much at home during our trip. Our kayaking was cancelled due to very extreme weather, and Felipe not only found an alternative for the day for us, but also arranged for a generous refund.There was an issue with our international bank payment (through no fault of Chile Nativo’s) and the entire team continued to communicate with us and chase the payment at their end for weeks. We really appreciated this!Cannot recommend Chile Nativo, Felipe and Torres del Paine enough!read more
    Jorge Orellana Benado
    Jorge Orellana Benado
    2018-04-17T20:53:04+0000
    Beatriz Ahumada
    Beatriz Ahumada
    2018-04-04T22:25:47+0000
    Extraordinario..... excelente calidad y profesionalismo de los guías y todos los que colaboran en el campamento... .....y además que el paisaje de las torres del Paine es maravilloso.. pero la gente de chile nativo hacen que uno lo disfrute y viva al máximo.... gracias por todo...read more
    Edgardo Songer
    Edgardo Songer
    2018-04-04T22:10:45+0000
    Fue un viaje que superó las espectativas la calidad de el staff la calidad de los equipos todo perfecto
    Pamela Farias Valenzuela
    Pamela Farias Valenzuela
    2018-04-04T22:01:21+0000
    Excelente grupo Profesional, Guías con conocimientos, puntuales en los Tours. Variedad de alternativas para recorrer... la Patagonia. Los Campamentos con Domos son muy cómodos y las comidas están muy bien equilibradas. Se ve que conocen muy bien el lugar y su clima y que les gusta lo que hacen. Recomendable 100%read more
    Miguel Angel Meca Cortes
    Miguel Angel Meca Cortes
    2018-04-04T21:00:43+0000
    Excelente logistica, guias con conocimientos en todas las areas(de lo q preguntabas tenuas una respuesta ), campamento... base, un lujo los domos en rio serrano; comidas, transporte y excursiones a otro nivel, mas que recomendableread more
    Darko Beovic P.
    Darko Beovic P.
    2018-04-04T19:36:42+0000
    Chelsea Fuller
    Chelsea Fuller
    2018-02-01T13:56:55+0000
    My boyfriend and I were stuck when we waited too long to book accommodations in Torres del Paine for a trek we only had... 4 days of our trip to cover. A friend of a friend sent us to Chile Nativo (he had recently completed travel they helped book), and they saved the day. They tailored a trek according to our tight timeline. The route (thanks to Cecilia), the refugios, the adjustments to plan (thanks to Valentina in the Puerto Natales office), the warm hospitality (namely from Luis the van driver) and the overall organization left us with so little to have to think about that we could focus solely on enjoying ourselves...and on weathering the elements!Highly recommended.read more
    Ambreen Shah
    Ambreen Shah
    2017-12-21T00:25:13+0000
    Amazing experience . Loved our guides Hym and Palin . They are very hard working and want us to have best experience
    Kim Tonka
    Kim Tonka
    2017-11-26T14:15:38+0000
    Cyril Keiffer
    Cyril Keiffer
    2017-08-09T17:46:02+0000
    Charlie and I had the most wonderful experience working with Isadora at Chile Nativo to plan our Patagonia trip. She... was a great communicator and organized everything for us based upon a great dialog between us with her. Our guide, Felipe Zuniga could not have been more wonderful. He was flexible and brought an amazing knowledge and experience to our trip that could not be equaled. Our memories of our honeymoon in Patagonia will always bring a smile and great memories! Hopefully we get the opportunity to return!read more
    Jose Antonio Valenzuela Allel
    Jose Antonio Valenzuela Allel
    2017-07-17T02:08:36+0000
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    Marcela Hernandez Doepking
    2017-05-20T15:32:30+0000
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    Cristian Sepulveda
    2017-05-02T05:43:11+0000
    Increible que esta ya sea mi cuarta aventura con ellos. Realmente profesionales, conocen muy bien su trabajo.... Experiencia inolvidable. Gracias y espero volver pronto por otro aventuron en la #Patagonia.read more
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    Matias Fuenzalida Santos
    2017-03-22T14:01:33+0000
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    Fernando Hidalgo
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